Book Reviews

  • Review

    A View of Freedom: Alfie Roberts Speaks

    In the fall of 1995, the top writers in Canada’s Black literary firmament gathered at the National Library of Canada in Ottawa to take part in the Black Writers Conference. Andre Alexis, Dionne Brand, George Elliott Clarke, Cecil Foster, Claire Harris, Nalo Hopkinson, and Makeda Silvera were just…

  • Review

    Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire

    One approach to understanding the democracy of the multitude is as an open-source society, that is, a society whose source code is revealed so that we can all work collaboratively to solve its bugs. - Hardt and Negri, Multitude After the unprecedented commercial and critical success of Michael Hardt…

  • Review

    Undoing Gender

    In Undoing Gender, Judith Butler develops upon her earlier work in gender and queer theory. Butler, a professor in Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is best known for her groundbreaking book Gender Trouble, in which she outlined her th…